From Twinkle With Love by Sandhya Menon Review

From Twinkle, with Love

From Twinkle With Love

Author: Sandhya Menon

Publication date: May 22, 2018

Genre: YA Contemporary

Pages: 336

Publisher: Simon Pulse


Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for the upcoming Summer Festival, Twinkle is all over it. The chance to publicly showcase her voice as a director? Dream come true. The fact that it gets her closer to her longtime crush, Neil Roy—a.k.a. Sahil’s twin brother? Dream come true x 2.

When mystery man “N” begins emailing her, Twinkle is sure it’s Neil, finally ready to begin their happily-ever-after. The only slightly inconvenient problem is that, in the course of movie-making, she’s fallen madly in love with the irresistibly adorkable Sahil.

Twinkle soon realizes that resistance is futile: The romance she’s got is not the one she’s scripted. But will it be enough?

Told through the letters Twinkle writes to her favorite female filmmakers, From Twinkle, with Love navigates big truths about friendship, family, and the unexpected places love can find you.


Now, I’m not a fan of contemporary books, they just aren’t for me. I’d rather read about other worlds, magic, demons, dragons and badass warriors. But I went into this with an open mind. I received it in the June Owlcrate box so I figured I’d give it a try.

Well my friends, I hated this.

This book is about the MC Twinkle as she makes a movie with one of the “groundlings” (thats what she calls the unpopular kids) for the end of the year festival at her school. Twinkle just wants to be noticed, she doesn’t want to be a wall flower anymore, she doesn’t want to be looked over by the popular kids, she wants to be one of them. And she has a plan to do just that. She will make Neil Roy, the hottest guy she’s ever met, who happens to be a star athlete and on his way to Harvard become her boyfriend, then everyone has to notice her. Ugh, kill me now.

The funny part is that Twinkle ends up making a movie with Neil’s TWIN brother Sahil who she starts having feelings for but tries to ignore because shes so incredibly delusional and set on getting her “plan” to work. The key word is DELUSIONAL. That’s what Twinkle is, so incredibly delusional.

Twinkle at the beginning of the book isn’t so bad, she’s a tad jealous and sad because her best friend basically ignores her now and she has no one. She’s a groundling, she comes from a poor family and doesn’t even own a cell phone. High schools a rough place and she gets made fun of and looked over constantly, it’s enough to upset anyone. But as the book progresses and Twinkle starts directing this movie she gets a little big headed, she thinks she’s amazing, she becomes conceited and absolutely delusional.

Later in the book, Twinkle gets this idea to make people gossip and say things bout their peers in front of the camera at a party. They say absolutely horrible things and twinkle thinks its artistic, and eye opening and the right thing to do to air all of these confessions in front of 1000 people. Shes dead set on showing this and doesn’t understand that its wrong. DELUSIONAL.

Another horrible thing about Twinkle is the little bit of slut shaming she does. At the party her friend is wearing a silver dress and while having a screaming match with her she calls her a whore because of how shes dressed.

Guys, just avoid this book please.

I had such a hard time reading this because of the MC she was horrible. But that wasn’t the only reason I disliked the book the other was the amount of high school drama. OMG, I lived through high school I don’t want to read about it.

I’m not sure why people enjoy this, it wasn’t great, the plot wasn’t that good and the characters were absolutely horrible.

Read at your own peril.

joseph gordon levitt ugh GIF by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment


6 thoughts on “From Twinkle With Love by Sandhya Menon Review”

  1. I’m so sorry you disliked this, but I legitimately nodded my head through the whole review lmao. It’s so spot on. I ended up DNFing it and now I’m glad I did because I didn’t make it to the slut shaming scene. Though, if I had, I think I would have given it 2 stars, too (I gave it 3 because I don’t like giving super negative DNF reviews very often in case the book might have improved later – obviously this one didn’t!).

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      1. Right! That’s just not necessary at all. It frustrates me because I have seen enough of Sandhya Menon to know that I really like her as a person, but I don’t know if her writing will ever be my cup of tea. I don’t actually think I will be requesting or picking up any of her future releases.

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